Inspiration Vs. Emulation: Finding Inspiration in Existing Works of Art Heather Pregger often finds existing works of art to be a wonderful source of inspiration. There is always something about a painting, sculpture, or quilt that can ignite the imagination. The process of creating an original composition inspired by an existing artistic vision is both challenging and rewarding. Heather will share her methods and her resulting art quilts.
Trunk Show Quilt Artist Heather Pregger began quilting in 1980. Her work has evolved from the strictly traditional to the crazily abstract. She will share her journey and her quilting "evolution", along with many of her quilts, in this entertaining lecture.
Challenge Yourself! Join me as I recount my adventures (and a few misadventures) while participating in quilt challenges at both the local and international level.From books, songs, paint chips, to existing works of art, I have found inspiration in unlikely places by joining group challenges.
A New Kind of Log Cabin(1 to 2 days) Log cabins are a classic traditional quilt pattern. But they can also be pieced in a fresh, modern way.. Learn how to make a thoroughly modern version using strip piecing and free and easy improvisational piecing.
Color Me Happy!(1 to 2 days) Are you afraid of color? Do you find classic color theory confusing? Does the color wheel leave your head spinning? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the class for you! Create a lovely, lively quilt while reexamining your ideas about color relationships. Students will make a 9-block quilt featuring a different color scheme in each block. Available as a 6 hour class (using my free pattern, shown in the left photo below) OR a 12 hour (2 day) class (piecing it improvisationally, shown in photo on the right).
Color Me Happy Class Sample -- One Day Class (pattern included with class)
Color Me Happy Class Sample -- Two Day Class (improvisationally pieced)
Pieced Iconography (1 to 5 days) Heather Pregger loves to make quilts using a repeated pieced motif, the tuning fork. Discover your personal symbol and how to use it to make an effective, beautiful, and meaningful quilt.
From Inspiration to Abstraction (1 to 2 days) You can use an existing piece of art to inspire your own original creation. In this class, students will bring pictures of OTHER people's artwork -- paintings, sculptures, buildings or even another quilter's art. We will discover ways of looking at the work and extracting ideas that will inspire us to create something entirely original.
Exercises from "From Inspiration to Abstraction" by the Caprock Art Quilters
Abstraction of Place (1 to 5 days) Start with a photo of your favorite place and use it to create an original landscape. Heather has made several quilts inspired by the Marshes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts using many small pieced tuning fork units. Learn her method for turning a simple repeated unit into a beautiful abstracted landscape.
FEES AND EXPENSES
$300 per lecture
$500 per full day (6 hour) workshop, $300 per half day (3 hour) workshop
Meals (no special requirements), travel expenses and lodging are to be paid by the group. Hotel accommodations are preferred. If driving to the venue a standard mileage fee is charged. If flying, airfare (economy class) plus any ground transportation and luggage fees.
I would love to visit your group! E-mail me herefor more information or to schedule a lecture or workshop.